The annual Valour-IT fundraiser has received some interesting donation items, lead by Team Navy with an excellent selection of books and prints. The auctions are being run on eBay. You can bid on all of these books:
- SIGNED 'Command Attention' by Col. Keith Oliver
- 'Embedded' (in Iraq) by 1st Lt Wesley Gray
- 'First to Fight' by General Brute Krulak
- 'Bridge at Dong Ha' by John Miller - An excellent read and a great story about a man who did more than anyone imagined was possible
- 'Destroyer Captain' by James Stavridis - Lessons from the first command of the current commander of EUCOM
- Naval Inst Guide - Combat Fleets of the World - My dog-eared copy from 1990/91 could use a replacement, couldn't yours?
- Run Silent, Run Deep by Edward L. Beach - a classic, you need this book in your library
- Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen. David Zabecki
- The Will to Win by Paul Braim
And, what I think is absolutely the coolest item up for auction so far, a lithograph of the Galloping Ghost of the China Coast (picture below), signed by artist Ted Wilbur and RADM E.B. Fluckey, Medal of Honor awardee for his actions in command of USS Barb (SS-220) during World War II.
Go bid now, these items are going to move! All proceeds from these auctions go directly to providing technology to assist our wounded warriors in their recovery.
Rumor has it that more items will be coming as well, so stay tuned...